Friluftsliv is a Scandinavian concept translating roughly as 'life in the open air'. Never had I come across the term before moving to Sweden. It was only years later, when my Dutch existence felt like a distant past, that I realised that this Scandinavian concept amounted, more or less, to my impetus to drift.
Published: 11 December 2020 14:54 CET Updated: 10 July 2021 15:43 CEST
View from the sauna on Brännö. Photo: Anne Grietje Franssen
OPINION: How I learned that Sweden is a nation of secret queue-jumpers
Swedes have a reputation as a nation of orderly queuers. But it doesn't take long living here before you realise that for things that matter - housing, schools, health treatment - there are ways of jumping the line.
Published: 29 March 2022 14:45 CEST
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